I create computer software as a hobby, mostly for personal use in Amateur
Radio Service applications. Over the years, some of my software has
attracted favorable attention of professionals employed in the scientific,
research, terrestrial broadcast, telecommunication, aerospace, and
wireless networking fields. As a consequence, some of my software
has been adopted for use at some very prestigious organizations such
as NASA, the Goddard Spaceflight Center, the European Space Agency,
Stanford and Cornell Universities, the California Institute of
Technology, Steven's Institute of Technology, NBCUniversal,
Alcatel-Lucent, Space Data Corporation, the University of Massachusetts,
the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Naval Academy, just to name a few.
My Software Development Page provides general information on some of my most popular software products, including:
My exposure to the world of electronics began at a very early
age and it remains a major passion in my life. I possess Associate's
and Bachelor's Degrees in Electronics Engineering Technology, as well
as an Advanced Class FCC Amateur Radio Operator's License, and a Commercial
FCC General Radiotelephone Operator's License.
I develop electronic hardware as a hobby, mostly for personal use, and generally with an aim toward Amateur Radio Service applications. Details of some of my published hardware designs can be found on-line:
Methodology Page provides an overview of instrumentation I
developed for making precise, long distance frequency measurements
and Ionospheric Doppler shift studies.
My Eclipse Experiment Page describes an LF radio propagation experiment I conducted during the Solar Eclipse that took place across the continental United States on August 21, 2017.
My First Generation Slow-Scan TV Page provides a detailed history of my involvement in Slow-Scan Television and my recent design of the TriplePIC SSTV Video Scan Converter.
Additional technical articles I've authored on-line may be found here:
In addition to creating and authoring SpaceNews for more than 13 years, I have had a host of technical articles published in a variety of books and periodicals, including:
I have also served as a columnist for Satellite Times magazine, as a cover model for CQ-VHF magazine, and as a guest on several radio programs. My SpaceNews newsletter was read by Cosmonaut Musa Manarov while living on the Russian space station Mir in 1991.
For over 100 years, the Amateur Radio Service has set forth rules,
defined standards, and allocated frequency spectrum for the purpose of
promoting technical investigations into wireless communication systems
by duly authorized individuals having personal, rather than pecuniary,
interests in advancing the state of the radio art.
Amateur Radio Operators are individuals who are tested and licensed by their federal governments. They develop and implement their own communication systems, and often provide voluntary communication services to aid the general public when disasters strike and commercial communication systems often fail.
My Amateur Radio Page provides details regarding some of the more interesting accomplishments I've made as an Advanced Class Amateur Radio Operator, including:
A conversation ISS astronaut Frank Culbertson and I had via Amateur Radio in October 2001 was featured on the BBC in January 2013.
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